Let's Take A Risk

Part two of my shoot with the talented Bess Friday {part 1 here} was at sunset & in hindsight a quintessential moment in my adventures with Dean Street Society. A year ago I never would have worn this outfit. Things I've embraced in the last year that are demonstrated here include: wearing animal print, wearing button-downs, wearing button-downs tied at the waist, layering a shirt over a dress & boldly layered accessories. Fully owning my role as a stylist & seeing the world as a style blogger has given me so much permission to take risks & is a constant reminder to be creative. Whatever your job/title/vocation, the same can apply to you. The only person who has to give you permission is you.

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{Top: JCrew, Dress: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: DSW, Flower: H&M, Necklaces: Nordstrom, thrifted; Photography by Bess Friday}

What's a style risk you've taken in the last year? Something you've embraced that hadn't crossed your mind this time last year?

with grace & gumption,


P.S. Miss Bess' handiwork is also over on my "About" page which recently got a little face-lift ...

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